Residents of Auno, a village about 10 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital allegedly fled the community on Monday evening when suspected Boko Haram militants stormed the village.
Some of the fleeing residents said that some soldiers, Mobile Police and members of the civilian joint task force were seen heading to the troubled area.
According to DAILY POST, a resident who spoke on conditions of anonymity said, “We took to our heels when we heard heavy sounds of gunfire. We know they are the Boko Haram boys, because they have been around as reports from some firewood sellers said they have seen them earlier and suspected they were not security forces.
“Soldiers are already in the village to repel them, however, so many innocent people may have been trapped in the village, who were not able to move out as at the time we fled the village.”